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Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

Third-Party Special Needs Trusts: Peace of Mind for Caregivers

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney We are all aware of the importance of getting our family’s financial and legal affairs in order. For family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of doing advance planning … Continue reading

Planning for the Well Spouse

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his … Continue reading

You have the Power: Power of Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which one person (in legal terms, “the principal”) appoints another person (“the agent”) to act on behalf of the principal. It allows … Continue reading

Advance Directives: Ensure your Wishes are Honored

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a backseat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver … Continue reading

Long-Term Care Insurance

What is Long-Term Care Insurance? Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is an investment in your future healthcare needs. With the rising cost of healthcare (home healthcare, assisted living, adult day care, nursing home) and the financial and emotional stress an illness … Continue reading

Cash Settlements and Supplemental Income

What can I do if I need cash to pay for expenses? People with life-threatening illnesses like Alzheimer’s sometimes find themselves needing immediate cash income to pay for their medical care or basic needs. There are several ways to do … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a back seat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver issues, respite and the like. However, properly addressing … Continue reading

Wills

What is a will? A will is a legal document that becomes effective only upon the death of the person who created the will. The will specifies the beneficiaries and what share of the estate each will receive. The executor … Continue reading